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3 things ISO taught us about our business

Tuesday, 12th September 2017

ISO accreditation is very important to our team at MCS. For us, it’s about far more than putting ticks against boxes and receiving a ‘pass’, and it always has been. From the start we’ve used the ISO process as a valuable tool, one that helps us to review and...

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Starting up? Three things you need to know about R&D tax credits

Thursday, 20th July 2017

  When is a company more innovative than when it’s starting up? The first year of almost any business is centered on new ideas, new processes and new products, as the business finds its niche and develops its USPs. Yet it’s not just the first twelve months that’s filled...

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Time is running out until GDPR: are you developing a solution?

Thursday, 20th July 2017

It is now 10 months until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation becomes law, on 25th May 2018, and a huge number of businesses in the UK still aren’t compliant. Yet almost every business will be effected by the new legislation, and the repercussions for even minor or unintentional...

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Four projects that could qualify for R&D (that might surprise you)

Tuesday, 13th June 2017

  It’s estimated that 97% of SMEs are missing out on R&D tax credits, despite being eligible for the relief. If you think your business doesn’t do R&D, take a look at these surprising activities that could qualify for R&D tax credits: Improving sustainability Whether it’s cutting down waste,...

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4K Gaming: Claiming R&D and VGTR

Tuesday, 6th June 2017

The struggle towards 1080/60fps gaming continues – and that struggle doesn’t come cheap. Although 4K capable consoles have hit the market – the PS4 Pro launched earlier this year, with Xbox Project Scorpion set to release later in 2017 – 4k games remain in the minority, with many developers...

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Scaling Up? Four ways tax relief could help

Tuesday, 9th May 2017

Scaling up can be a difficult time for businesses, both financially and logistically. MCS corporate has worked with businesses across all stages of growth, and know that R&D tax credits can be a useful – but often overlooked – financial tool to help facilitate fast growth. We look at...

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Ahead of the Game: skills and tax relief in the video game industry

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Ninety percent of game development companies intend to expand this year, but with Brexit on the horizon, many are concerned that a lack of skilled workers could prevent growth. In an increasingly competitive market, where demand for AAA standard gaming can cause financial concerns even for larger developers, game...

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Spring Budget 2017: How it compares to green paper pledges

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

  Hammond’s Spring Budget speech on Wednesday made repeated reference to making Britain the best place in the world to do business, but featured frustratingly few economic details of what the post-Brexit landscape will look like for businesses. However, the Chancellor’s first budget since the Government’s Building the UK’s...

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R&D spending boosted in Autumn Statement

Thursday, 24th November 2016

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement had some excellent news for R&D, with government spending on R&D set to rise by an extra £2bn by 2020/21. The dramatic increase is part of the government’s plan to drive economic growth in the UK and strengthen the country’s position in the run-up...

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Case study: AIS LIMS Ltd

Thursday, 24th November 2016

  Founded by Dr Mike Bertenshaw and Dr Dai Darkin, AIS Ltd have been providing bespoke laboratory information management systems since 1991, growing a varied client base across the UK. The bespoke nature of the systems they create for clients has led to a huge quantity of R&D taking...

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